Originally Posted by mayoclinic
Why would SD be actively shopping a 2 time pro bowl STer for a late round pick? Something smells fishy.
He is at the end of a 4 year contract for reasonable $$ ($750 K per year) and is asking for a trade. He's upset they drafted WR the last few years. AJ Smith must be trying to get what he can for him before he jumps ship...but since it's a contract year why not keep him around????
SignOnSanDiego.com > San Diego Chargers -- Osgood says it'd be better to receive
Osgood has been dissa tisfied with his place on the team for a few years. But his displeasure spiked when the Chargers drafted receivers Buster Davis and Legedu Naanee last April.
“A fair chance doesn't start out with drafting two receivers,” Osgood said.
He also said his agent has asked the Chargers for a trade at some point in the past year.
Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith said neither Osgood, his agent nor “any other party” had indicated Osgood was unhappy or wanted to be traded. “This is a total surprise,” Smith said.
“I may have to go and reiterate my case,” Osgood said when told of Smith's claim. “ . . . I can just keep begging them, telling them to trade me.”
Osgood signed a four-year contract in 2006 that already has paid him $2.15 million. He is due $650,000 and $750,000 in base salary over the final two years on his contract. Plus, provided he remains healthy, it would seem likely he would make another $800,000 in bonuses for making the Pro Bowl in those seasons.